Cosmetic dentistry refers to dental treatments that help enhance the appearance of the smile.
Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
When your smile looks its best, you’ll want to show it off. No matter what your issues might be, the experts at our dental office can provide a personalized cosmetic dentistry solution to improve your smile.
Cosmetic dentistry can help improve your smile’s appearance, which can make you feel more confident in social and professional situations.
When you choose cosmetic dentistry, you are not only improving the appearance of your smile but also improving your oral health. Many of the procedures that we perform focus on preventive care, such as fillings and dental sealants, and restorative care, such as dental crowns. Performing these procedures can help to prevent dental issues from developing in the future.
Cosmetic dentistry treatments like teeth whitening can drastically improve the appearance of your teeth. Patients walk out of our office looking and feeling much more confident after having their teeth whitened.
Because cosmetic dentistry focuses on the appearance of the smile, treatment is often quick and minimally invasive. You won’t have to contend with multiple visits or weeks of waiting. Instead, our team can complete your smile makeover in just a few visits.
Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments
Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells bonded to the front of the teeth, creating a straight, shapely smile.
Porcelain veneers are most often used on teeth that are stained or discolored, uneven, chipped, or worn down. The shells are customized for each tooth, so they look natural. They are also stain-resistant and will last for years with proper care.
Dental bonding is the use of a composite resin to repair a chipped tooth or to close a gap between teeth. To apply it, the dentist etches the surface of the tooth, applies a liquid, and then uses a bonding agent to harden the composite resin to the tooth. Dental bonding is an affordable option for patients to consider.
Teeth whitening is one of the easiest and most affordable cosmetic dental treatments you can get to lighten and brighten your smile.
Clear aligners are a convenient and effective way to straighten your teeth without braces. Using a series of clear aligners can gradually shift your teeth into proper alignment. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks and then replaced with the next set in the series. Typically, this treatment takes 12 months to complete.
- Dental crowns and bridges
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering that encases the entire tooth surface. Patients can use a dental crown when a tooth has been damaged, worn down, or misshapen.
Dental implants are an excellent solution for patients with missing teeth. They improve the appearance of your smile, restore your ability to speak and eat properly, and help you maintain a healthier, stronger jawbone.
Dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone, where they integrate with your natural bone. Over time, your jawbone actually grows around these implant posts, securing them permanently in place.
- Gum reshaping and gum grafting
Gum reshaping is a cosmetic dental procedure that removes excess gum tissue in order to expose more of your teeth. Gum grafting is a procedure that transfers gum tissue from one area of the mouth to an area with gum recession.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Stevenson or Dr. Cyr, book online or call All Smiles Family Dentistry at (319) 553-3085.